Press Releases

Chuck Meehan, President and CEO, Announces Retirement

After 33 years of dedication and service, Chuck Meehan, president and CEO, announces his retirement from Volunteers of America North Louisiana, effective December 31, 2021. “I consider finding my way to Volunteers of America as one of my life’s greatest blessings, as it has truly been an honor and privilege to be a part of

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Waiting List Applications Available for Choice Neighborhood Housing

Choice Neighborhood is now accepting waiting list applications for the new apartments in Ledbetter Heights! The waiting list is only for low-income families who qualify for housing assistance. Those accepted to the waiting list will also be eligible for services through Volunteers of America North Louisiana in the area of employment, education and health care

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The Joan Townsend Reinsch Fund Established

We are so thankful for the long-time support of the Burns family to Volunteers of America North Louisiana. The entire family has worked to brighten the lives for so many of those we serve.   In addition to being Evergreen Society donors, they have held holiday parties, played games, visited with residents, and served on

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Gov. Edwards proclaims March 8, 2021 as Volunteers of America Day in Louisiana

Volunteers of America has served the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people, in Louisiana, and throughout the United States since 1896. To recognize this historic milestone of celebrating 125 years, Gov. Edwards proclaims March 8, 2021 as Volunteers of America Day in Louisiana.   Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will be illuminated

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Visionaries Announces New Chair, Wesley “Wes” Lazarus

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is thrilled to announce Wesley “Wes” Lazarus as the new chair to lead their young adult membership group known as Visionaries. Wes, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana will be Visionaries’ second leader following former chair, Nick Oliver.   “I have enjoyed my time tremendously with the group since 2018 and

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